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MedPro’s Featured Destination: Omaha, Nebraska

MedPro’s Featured Destination: Omaha, Nebraska

Explorers from around the world are living their American Dreams in Omaha, Nebraska. Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, Omaha has become an attractive destination for young professionals, families, and retirees. One of the 50 largest cities in the United States, this gem of the heartland gives diverse, college-town vibes. Yet, still has plenty of affordable and diverse neighborhoods and hosts recreational activities and events throughout the year.

 

“We Don’t Coast”
Shoppers browse stalls for fresh produce and goods at the Old Market farmers market in Omaha.

The Midwest doesn’t receive as much attention as coastal U.S. cities, but for those who live or visit, it’s clear why Omaha is a great location to start your U.S. healthcare career. Looking to burn off some steam after a long shift? Take a run over the Bob Kerrey Bridge. Want to grab a couple of drinks or a bite to eat? Meet up with fellow Explorers at one of the local breweries or head to Block 16 for some farm-to-table street food. Explorers will enjoy affordable living, plenty of attractions and entertainment, and the beauty of all four seasons with snowy winters, vibrant springs, warm summers, and brilliant falls in a city that boasts multiple nationally recognized hospitals and research centers.

Economy

Offutt Air Force Base is the top employer in Omaha, followed by CHI Health, Nebraska Medicine, Methodist Health System, and Fiserv. Food processing and Health and Medical Insurance are the leading industries.

 
Medical Facilities

Omaha has several U.S. News and World Report high-performing facilities, including Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, CHI Health Immanuel, CHI Health Lakeside, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy.

 

Quality of Life
Education

Explorers can enroll younger family members in the Omaha Public Schools

  • Overall grade: C+ (niche.com)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 16 to 1
  • Serving: 51,000 students in Pre-K, K through high school

Explorers wishing to further their education or a family member looking to take classes will find several universities and colleges in the Omaha area to choose from, including the University of Nebraska, Omaha, College of Saint Mary, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Metropolitan Community College.

 

Transportation 

Omaha Metro Omaha is a car town. However, Explorers can use the public bus. Routes service passengers across the city and into neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Omaha Eppley Airfield Just four miles outside of downtown Omaha, OMA has non-stop flights to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, and more.

 

Top Attractions

 

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge footbridge across the Missouri River between Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, at night.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge This 3,000-foot bridge over the Missouri River crosses the Nebraska and Iowa state line, linking Omaha to neighboring Council Bluffs. The bridge is a popular spot for walking, jogging, biking, and Bobbing−taking a picture while standing in two states at once.

Dundee This historic neighborhood is a foodies paradise featuring a mixture of Northern Italian, European, Mediterranean, ice cream, coal-fire pizza, and more. Plus, Explorers will find plenty of specialty retail shops.

Museum of Shadows Explorers looking for a good scare should head to the Museum of Shadows. This Omaha attraction has been voted one of the most haunted museums in the world. Visitors have reported being physically touched, seeing apparitions, and hearing voices.

TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest Climb, zip, and swing your way through the trees at TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest. Open until 10 pm during the summer, TreeRush is a great spot for Explorers to let lose after a tough work week.

Gene Leahy Mall Play a little ping pong, enjoy a nap in a hammock, watch some fireworks, or enjoy a concert. Gene Leahy Mall is a hub for outdoor fun and entertainment.

The Old Market Ready for a night out with fellow Explorers? Head to The Old Market. From bars and taverns to a cigar lounge, a tattoo parlor, and galleries, The Old Market checks all the boxes for a good time.

Two giraffes in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha Nebraska.

Casinos Feeling lucky? Try your hand at one of the four local casinos. Slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, the roulette wheel, just cross the Missouri River into Council Bluffs and let the games begin.

OPPD Arboretum Get back to nature at the OPPD Arboretum. The educational park has a wildflower area, a formal garden, a historical tree collection, and other areas to wind down and relax.

The Rose Theater Explorers, with kids wanting to take center stage, should check out The Rose Theater. This iconic landmark has been guiding young performers in acting for over 70 years.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo More like a biological park, the zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor desert, the world’s largest glazed geodesic dome, and North America’s largest indoor rainforest. See giraffes, monkeys, sea lions, red pandas, and more.

 

 

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